P-5 Joint Nuclear Statement

P-5 Joint Nuclear Statement Context: On 3 January 2022, all the five permanent members (P-5) of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) issued a joint statement on preventing nuclear war and avoiding arms race. Incidentally, these five countries are also the nuclear weapon countries recognised […]

Economic Survey 2021-2022

Economic Survey 2021-2022     Context: The Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Economic Survey 2021-22 in Parliament today. The highlights of the Economic Survey are as follows:   Current Status: Indian economy estimated to grow by 9.2 percent […]

Ethanol Blending

Ethanol Blending   Context: Sugar mills’ sale of ethanol to oil marketing companies helped them earn additional revenue and clear cane price arrears to farmers, the Department of Economic Affairs said in the annual Economic Survey placed in the Parliament on Monday. The department said […]

Increase In Forest Area

Increase In Forest Area Context: India has increased its forest area in the past decade and ranks third globally in average annual net gain in forest area from 2010-2020, the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) said in the annual Economic Survey. India annually added an […]

Presidency of UNSC

Presidency of UNSC Context: Ahead of Russia’s upcoming Presidency of the United Nations Security Council this month, India and Russia on Monday held consultations on the UNSC issues during the visit of Ambassador Sergey Vasilyevich Vershinin, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (DFM) of the Russian Federation. The discussion […]

National Commission for Women

National Commission for Women   Context: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed 30thNational Commission for Women Foundation Day programme today via video conference. The theme of the Programme  ‘She The Change Maker’ is aimed at celebrating the achievements of women in different fields. The State […]

Joint Sitting of The Parliament

Joint Sitting of The Parliament Context: • President of India recently addressed the joint sitting of both the houses of Parliament. Constitutional Provision: • Article 87 of the constitution provides two instances when the President specially addresses both Houses of Parliament.• The President of India […]